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President John Tyler

John Tyler was the tenth President of the United States (1841-1845). He was the first Vice-President to succeed to the Presidency after the death of his predecessor, President William Henry Harrison who died in April 1841. John Tyler was a constitutionalist. When the southern states started to secede in 1861, he tried to reach a compromise but failed and became one of the founders of the Southern Confederacy and was a member of the eleven Southern states Confederate House of Representatives. He died in 1862, in the beginning of the American Civil War.
"Let it be henceforth proclaimed to the world that man's conscience was created free; that he is no longer accountable to his fellow man for his religious opinions, being responsible therefore only to his God."
Tyler, John
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John Tyler, President of the United States, 1841. Born 29th day of March 1790 / from life on stone by Chs. Fenderich 1841.

Print shows John Tyler, half-length portrait, facing left; includes facsimile signature.

The mountain in labor

The artist employs Aesop's fable about the mountain which was said to be in labor, its dreadful groans attracting expectant crowds only to be disappointed when it issued forth a small mouse. Here the mountain i... more

Letitia Tyler Semple, daughter of President John Tyler

Photograph showing Letitia Semple, three-quarter-length portrait, standing, leaning on rail.

John Tyler / G.P.A. Healy, pinx't.

Half-length portrait, facing right.

MSGT John Tyler, a flight chief, briefs Norwegian sailors on the F-4 Phantom II aircraft during Exercise Reforger (Coronet Rawhide)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGERCORONET RAWHIDE Base: Sola Air Base Country: Norway (NOR) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Ken Hammond Release Status: Re... more

["Harrison & Tyler" campaign emblem]

An untitled woodcut, bold in design, apparently created for use on broadsides or banners during the Whigs' "log cabin" campaign of 1840. In front of a log cabin, a shirtsleeved William Henry Harrison welcomes a... more

Westward the march of empire takes it flight / lith. by Baker, 8 Wall St., N.Y. ; designed, written, & published by B.O. Tyler, Albany, N.Y.

A grand Whig campaign broadside, with text "A brief sketch of the principal events in the lives of William Henry Harrison, and John Tyler . . ." written by Benjamin Owen Tyler. The biographies highlight the can... more